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An Evening of Poetry with Dana Gioia

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Meet Me at the Lighthouse: An Evening of Poetry with Dana Gioia

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Join us for an evening of poetry with the award-winning poet Mr. Dana Gioia on Thursday, March 2, 2023, 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. at The Lyceum in Old Town Alexandria, VA. Gioia’s sixth collection of poetry, Meet Me At The Lighthouse, will be published February 7, 2023 by Graywolf Press.

Each reserved ticket comes with a copy of Meet Me At The Lighthouse which will be made available at the event. The reading will be followed by hospitality and a book signing by the poet.

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The Lyceum
201 S Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

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Mr. Dana Gioia

Dana Gioia is an internationally award-winning poet, writer, and essayist, and is a central figure in the revival of rhyme, meter, and narrative in contemporary poetry. He has published five full length collections of verse and four books of essays, and has edited or co-edited twenty-four best-selling literary anthologies. His critiques, essays, and memoirs have been published across the English-speaking world, and his opera libretti have been set to music by numerous composers. Gioia served as the chairman for the National Endowment of the Arts from 2003-2009, receiving two unanimous confirmations by the U.S. Senate, and was the California State Poet Laureate from 2015-2019. His many awards include the Poets’ Prize for 99 Poems: New & Selected (2016), the American Book Award for Interrogations at Noon (2001), the Laetare Medal from Notre Dame, the Presidential Citizens’ Medal, the Aiken Taylor Award in Modern Poetry, and the Walt Whitman Champion of Literacy Prize. His volume, Can Poetry Matter (1992), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. A first-generation college graduate, Gioia holds master’s degrees from Harvard and Stanford Universities, and is the recipient of ten honorary doctorates.

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